Saturday, June 23, 2012

MIA Tiff?

Have no fear, I have not disappeared. I think I told you guys once, that my internet was fixed this past week and now, once again it's out. I have to get a DIFFERENT cord. It's total bull but once I have the internet and I know FOR SURE it's not going anywhere, then I'll be back to my posting schedule. (sp? O.o )

until then, I'll be getting into Divergent. By Veronica Roth. Hope its good!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Pleasure Slave by Gena Showalter

My Review/Reaction to "The Pleasure Slave" by Gena Showalter

The Following Review has SPOILERS!Please, if you have not read the book, refrain from reading this review before hand. Rated: M for mature readers.


I'm told on a weekly basis it seems that I need to read books more adult friendly. What people don't realize is that I read Mrated (Adult friendly) fanfics on a daily basis. However, every once in a blue moon, I'll pick up a book that is more for adults and I'll read it and hopefully enjoy it.
That's what happened to me with "The Pleasure Slave" by Gena Showalter. A friend of mine--(HI BRITT!) asked me what book should she read and of course I recommended books from my YA bookshielf. In turn she told me a list of books and of course the title of this book caught my eyes.
Now, I'm not a huge fan of some published Adult books. Growing up reading Harliquin will do that to you. To me it's usually cheesey and more then likely it'll have to much sex in that it'll lack plot. But I decided to try this one. Because I do enjoy some adult books a lot. and to my suprise I can add 'The Pleasure Slave" to that list. With it's title, I'm more then suprised.
The Plot line is pretty perdicable. it's true. there's nothing really twisty or shocking. Girl finds box, girl opens box and a hot guy comes out to play.
Like I said, it's not shocking.
But yet there's a certian charm about this book that I had me turning the page. The characters of Julia and Tristian are interesting and quite deep, given the nature of the book. I felt for both of them really. Julia thinks she's nothing special and given her past love life, I can totally understand why she's a virgin and believe what she does. High school boys suck. On the other side of the pairing,  Tristian has literally been through hell, that you can't help but hope for a happy ever after for him. Even if I knew he will get one eventually, I still found myself wishing for it. And waiting for it? waiting for the ending is torturous. it makes you want to skip all the crap and read the last page. Which I didn't do. Because it's the journey of everything that makes the happy ending worth it. and it was. the moment Tristian admit his love was quite powerful and makes you think 'FINALLY!' because then that bitch what's her face can shut up! THANK GOD.
her punishment for everything was AMAZING.
This book in general may seem like a cheese fest but it was light and sweet. The pairing of Julia and Tristian even brought a smile to my face. hell, sometimes I even laughed. and it's the magical world Tristian comes from and the charms of the characters that made me give this book so many cookies.
So thanks Gena Showalter, You gave me some hope for the adult books. The only bad thing I can say about this novel was I wish Tristian had short hair. I'm picky about guys and long hair. I can't hack it. But to each their own I suppose. The book itself makes up for all the bad. It wasn't even that cheesey. Shocking!
so if you like books that have predicable endings but yet a really quick read? and don't want anything to heavy? look no more! This book's for you. It's the kind of book, I'd curl up with on saturday if I didn't have plans. with a bowl of ice cream. Hope you enjoy.

Happy Readings, Lovlies.

Tiff's Rating: FOUR cookies out of five.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Golden Lily By Richelle Mead

My Review/Reaction to "The Golden Lily" By Richelle Mead.

The Following Review has SPOILERS!Please, if you have not read the book, refrain from reading this review before hand. Rated: PG/PG13.


Every year there's always a few books I look forward the most. Richelle Mead's Book are always on top of the list. This year? It was the arrival of "The Golden Lily." and to my delight, I'm proud to say It didn't disappoint. I literally started reading from 6PM all the way 7:30AM. Because as with all of Ms. Mead's book, once I open I can't put it down.
I love everything about her Vampire Academy/Bloodlines books. The world has always been so detailed to me. so drawn out that I am always left in awe of it. What I love best? her characters are so vivaid. Their alive. and so full of spunk that It's so hard to choose who to dislike. That's rare to find in a book.
With The Golden Lily, I was captiated back into the Vampire world of Ms. Mead. I was happy to have this book finally. I literally jumped in the air and did a dance once I had in in my hands. (I mean after the cliff hanger of the last c'mon?)  and , I couldn't put this book down. It was filled with tons of questions and familar twists and Characters I've loved for years now. It was like coming home again. Haha.
Sydney Sage is a wonderful girl to read through. Though she is wordy at times, she is completely relatable. I feel myself more drawn to her then even the pervious heroine Rose. (Though I don't know if my thoughts count for anything since I haven't forgiven Rose for what she did in the last book of VA. call me stubborn...) But Sydney is such a normal girl, who doesn't realize she's normal. She's very insecure and everything around her is questioned with every desicion she makes. Mostly regarding to her Vampire 'family'. (Whose relationship, I ADORE! EEEK!)
Somtimes I feel like Sydney takes HUGE steps to ruinning with the vamps and then..her brainwashing (Which is what it is, don't try to change my mind Ms Mead!) kicks in and she's like "Oh no!!" Totally not her fault since she was raised that way. How is she able to not jump Adrian Ivashkov's bones I will never know. I would of done tapped that LONGGGGG time ago. Then again Adrian and I go away back. His character has changed SO MUCH since FrostBites. I feel at times he's a completely different character from who he was originally, but then he'll say something that will crack me up and I know it's my baby.
There's a lot of stuff going on with The Golden Lily. Personally, some of it I'm not even sure I'll remember tomorrow. (I hope I can. O_O) But over all once again Mead writes a kickass book! and leaves everyone hanging!


Mead is grinning, I Know it.

Another note is that I don't even know why Jill and Sydney are on the book cover together. The book's main focus was Adrian and Sydney's forbidden, lovely romance that even Sydney is blind too. (I MEAN REALLY GIRL, HOW NAIVE ARE YOU???)
who else is naive? Jill. Not nearly as much as Miss Sage, as she certianly has grown since the last book, but damn. Her "GET HIM" Clock works late. (Yet. another pairing not doing what I want...sigh.)
The Golden Lily had tons of new characters. Some I grew to love and some I wish I drove over with Adrian's new 1967 mustang. (SWOON.) I'M TALKING TO YOU BRODY-WHOSE-NAME-IS-NOT BRODY-  There was also old characters who showed up who I enjoyed greatly in this book. (STILL WAITING ON CHRISTIAN MS MEAD!!! ;) ) Also, am I the only one who saw LOTS of foreshadow in this book? I see bad shit happening you guys. This ride isnt over and it's already making my head spin. :D

Really, aside from my obvious praise, The only bad thing I could possibly say is not really bad at all. Some of the plot was dranged out. Some things, again got wordy, but what girl isn't wordy? so the pace was a bit slow. But Mead's writing and world totally makes up for that I couldn't even notice. I do realize Ms. Mead has the ability to shatter once hopes and dreams just with one chapter alone.
that's how amazingly talented that woman is.

Now, I must go sleep. because like Sydney in the second chapter, I'm on the verge of dying due to the lack it. (See, I do remember all of it!)


Tiff's Rating: FIVE cookies out of five.

PS- With all my reviews I tend to go back and edit the pervious post. I'll probably will edit it this one. it looks good now, but with sleep I might think differently.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Selection By Kiera Cass

My Reaction/Review to "The Selection" By Kiera Cass.

The Following Review has SPOILERS!
Please, if you have not read the book, refrain from reading this review before hand. Rated: PG/PG13.


I had a set goal for this book. To finish this book before "The Golden Lily" release. I finished it before the goal. Because it was THAT GOOD!

I see a lot of people comparing it to "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. And though it's in the same family of books, I really don't think it's anything like it. I also know people Refuse to read this book because the Writer behaved rather unpleasant to a reader, but I don't judge a book based on the person who wrote the book. A good story is a good story. Doesn't matter who wrote it.

The Selection is about girls signing up for a chance to be Queen. Not forced. Of course for America Singer, it's a little different. She doesn't want to be queen. She just wants to marry her boyfriend, Aspen.

I adored America. She's stubborn, Sarcastic and strong. She has her beliefs and no prince or crown is gonna change that. I loved it. The book overall has a very "The Bachelor" feel to it. Mixed in some fairytale element.

Of course the relationships are the main focus on the book. Which is fine. The boys both has reasons for you root for, but personally, I'm more of a Prince Maxon girl. He's so socially awkward, he's adorable. And easily won my heart. He and America flowed really well together and within chapters they had me Squee-ing! I found myself laughing over and over as well. I loved them. I can definitely see America becoming queen and Maxon becoming a better king with America at his side. He still has some mystery to him which is great. And keeps the reader invested in finding out more about him. I know some find the Prince boring but I actually find Aspen on the boring side. The only thing the Aspen & America pairing ever does is make out. (which is nice, but Aspen still feels like a stranger to me.) One thing I can say about Aspen is he's full of pride.  And when he does do the honorable thing he takes it back at the end. Making things complicated. Maybe it's because I hate when a couple is already together in a book. (I like to see the build up)  but I just can't rooting for Aspen. Not when Prince Maxon's in the picture. I feel like Aspen as a character is a space filler.
In other words:


Now. Moving on.

This book was what I consider a quick read. It's so good it had my twitter followers asking what I was reading so emotionally. Because I was spazzing out all over the place. The pace is perfect and the characters are so well crafted (Except Aspen) that the book would make you Want to be selected yourself. I know I already sent my form in! Have you? Haha!
I can't not wait to continue the ride Ms. Cass created. I definitely have high hopes for the next book. It's clearly going to magical!

Happy Readings!

Tiff's Rating: FIVE cookies out of five.

Finale: Cover Reveal!

I should of posted this days ago when it was released but as ive said before. My computer is broken. But here it is guys.

Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

The cover is pretty cool. Not my favorite, but it still makes me Squee! (I think Silence's cover is impossible to beat in my eyes.)

So what do you think?

Side note: I just finished reading "The Selection" Review will be up tomorrow in time for me to start reading "The Golden Lily" By Richelle Mead. (: